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Krypton Rye PA - Phillips Brewing Company

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Krypton Rye PAKrypton Rye PA

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Better tasting than a speeding bullet, Krypton will be hard not to drink in a single gulp. Spicy rye malt and big citrus hop flavours make Krypton the perfect refreshment in your fortress of solitude.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 02-11-2011)
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Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +3.4%

341 ml bottle, as pictured.
Hazy, golden yellow color, with off white and dense head, which leaves a nice looking trail of lacing.
It smells of hops, pine and herbal, some rye-like spice is also apparent.
The taste has lots of strong hop bitterness, earthy, pine, citrus and then the rye comes through.
Low level of carbonation, the body is medium and smooth, finishes dry. Rye adds another level of spice.
A fine example of a Rye IPA, very drinkable, heartily enjoyed.

BigBry, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Mack, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of chubb-a-lub
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

chubb-a-lub, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Idrankthat
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Idrankthat, May 04, 2014
Photo of phys1028
4/5  rDev +3.4%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

YamagamiTravis, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of rogerdandy
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of 604growler
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

604growler, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky yellow-orange with ample white foam that breaks fairly quickly but leaves a nice band of lace on the glass. A nice sweet aroma, almost mead-like, with tropical and floral notes tingling the nose. Palate is a fairly unique combination of rustic spicy rye malt, orange marmalade, lemon drop, oregano, and pineapple and melon C-hop contributions against a rock candy backdrop. Some pine in the smooth bitter finish that is not punishing. There are no clear dark malt or nutty flavors. Rye and then hops lead a classy and fairly subdued offering (compared to other hoppy IPAs). Highly carbonated. A sweet and uplifting treat well worth seeking out if you are a rye buff or into fringe IPAs. Fairly thin body and could perhaps benefit from more malt balance.

CalgaryFMC, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Noxious26
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

341 ml brown bottle with a twist off cap poured in a pint glass. From a mixer 12 pack bought from Willow Park in Regina.

Cloudy yellow with a 1/2 inch white head that recedes to a thin cap of islands and some lacing.

Big hop notes in the nose. Floral, citrus and grass. A bit of some spicy rye notes that are pretty muted.

Big hops right off the start with little malt to balance. Some rye spiciness in the middle, but mainly just floral, citrus and herbal hops throughout.

A little thin in body for an ale with medium carbonation. The hops do give a harshness to the mouthfeel.

This is ok,but not my favourite rye ale.

Noxious26, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Shadman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Shadman, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to biboergosum for this one.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Very light gold body, huge head, excellent retention and layers of rings of foam.

Smell: Good rye, bit bitter mixed with spices, green hops, pungent orange pulp.

Taste: Spicy rye kicks in midway through the finish and preceded by fruit pulp and orange skin plus a light honey kiss.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation, low bitterness.

Overall: A decent enough IPA. Worth a shot.

papat444, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of sclitch
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

sclitch, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of LongRoad
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a Phillips mixed 12-pack, bought in Alberta, poured into a standard pint.

A - I popped it and left the bottle for a second to do something else, when I came back it had topped over. Gave it a very gentle pour as a result and it still had two fingers of head. Colour was a nice, golden orange. Lots of lacing left as it goes down.

S - Lots of piney and citrus, mainly orange, hops on the nose.

T - Definitely get hit with the rye up front with a bit of hops coming on after a second. Not overly hoppy though, at least not in the traditional Phillips mould, clearly more to the American style. Bitterness lives up to its IBUs. The alcohol is there in the tiniest amount after it warms up.

M - Quite carbonated, but not to the point its overwhelming. Adds very nicely to the beer.

O - The rye flavour doesn't totally do it for me, but that's nothing against the beer itself, more of a personal preference. That said, I'll still gladly be drinking the other three left in the box.

LongRoad, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

IanSpindler, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev +3.4%

shagal, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +3.4%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Voonder
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass. my first Rye PA

A - golden yellow with white one finger head which stayed on for quite a while. good retention. looks on a lighter side, expected it to be darker / deeper.

S - citrusy and grapefruity upfront, some bready and earthy notes. some floral aromas as well. furity and hoppy - nice nose, not very aggressive but pleasant. rye isn't that apparent yet.

T - pretty hoppy, rye is there now. bitter - grapefruit and pine. a bit spicy, nice combination, rye makes this beer to stand out.

M - lacking carbonation, a bit off balance, but still pretty smooth, almost creamy. finishes pretty dry.

O - very interesting beer, willing to have more (and i will - i have two more left in the Hop Box). rye makes it pretty unique, definitely worth trying.

Voonder, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

schopenhauerale, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of ChuckGnarly
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

ChuckGnarly, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +3.4%

schnarr84, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 341 ml brown bottle, as part of the Hop Box variety pack. Pours out a hazed deep straw hue, tall foamy, rocky white head that retains.

Musty earthy notes are juxtaposed with bright leafy and citrus hops in the aroma. Bready, toasty notes appear after a while.

Big leafy herbal hops up front in the flavour, some spicyness and some citrus pith, with earthy malt on the finish that has its own spice and dryness, while the spicy herbal hops make a comeback in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied mouthfeel that gains a bit of heft from a creamy smooth texture and some moderate carbonation.

Great rye ale to start with, the hops seal the deal, creating harmony and enough contrast to keep things interesting. Worth seeking out, that's for sure.

IronDjinn, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Converge
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - A nice frothy head billows up off the pour, slightly off-white in color. Rather cloudy for a Phillips brew, with a hazy golden-orange hue to it. Fantastic head retention and lacing, as with any Phillips brew. Soapy white suds abound as this one goes down, leaving a sticky wall of lace. Full marks for packaging, presentation, and label-art as well; something Phillips do really well.

S - Lots of citrusy 'C' hops upfront, with floral and light spicy notes as well in the hop profile. Super pronounced notes of mango and pineapple, really nice. Dank pine forest floor, with some mild floral spice. The malt backbone is less crystal malt and more earth than the usual IPA. Fresh peach, mandarins, and pink grapefruit rind. Really fantastic aroma on this one.

T - Opens up as planned, with piles of tropical hop notes upfront, but quickly gets blown away with resinous, spicy rye malt. Big fruity, citrusy hops, with pineapple and mango dominating upfront, and citrus rind, grapefruit, tangerine, and peach in the background. Finishes with a delicious mixture of tropical fruit, floral spice, earthy rye malt, toasty caramel malt and even a light evergreen minty character. The big spicy, earthy flavors from the rye help neutralize and balance the hop profile in the finish incredibly well, resulting in one of the most drinkable IPAs I've ever had while still delivering big hop flavor. I can't get over the delicious candied-fruit explosion this packs, while still keeping the bittering character in check with rye malt spice and a nice resinous earthiness to the malt.

M - A fine carbonation drifts over the palate, giving the medium bodied feel of this brew a sublimely smooth texture. Not too wet, and not too dry. Fantastic mouthfeel for an IPA. Finishes with a lingering mixture of sweet, bitter, and spicy. Slight stickiness.

D - Coming into this review I wasn't sure what to expected. I've never had a beer of any style that used copious amounts of rye malt, but I'm happy to say they were used incredibly well here. I just can't picture this brew being much better overall. From the appearance and presentation, to the well-hopped aromatics, to the delicious and balanced profile. The bright tropical and floral notes are just done to perfection. This is just really my kind of IPA, huge hop flavor with just the right bitterness; not overly abrasive, but still highly hopped. Hats off to Phillips for this awesome brew.

Converge, Jun 06, 2012
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Krypton Rye PA from Phillips Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.